Alfred Jarry

French writer

1873   -   1907

country of citizenship: France
native language: French
educated at: Lycée Henri-IV
occupation: playwright, dramaturge, poet, novelist, writer, author
award received: Concours général

Alfred Jarry (French: [al.fʁɛd ʒa.ʁi]; 8 September 1873 – 1 November 1907) was a French symbolist writer who is best known for his play Ubu Roi (1896), a pataphysical work which depicts the bourgeoisie as the super-mediocre. He coined the term and philosophical concept of pataphysics, which uses absurd irony to portray symbolic truths (and playfully vice versa).Jarry was born in Laval, Mayenne, France, and his mother was from Brittany. He was associated with the Symbolist movement. His play Ubu Roi is often cited as a forerunner of Dada and the Surrealist and Futurist movements of the 1920s and 1930s. He wrote in a variety of hybrid genres and styles, prefiguring the postmodern, including novels, poems, short plays and opera bouffes, absurdist essays and speculative journalism. His texts are considered examples of absurdist literature and postmodern philosophy.
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works

10

Ubu Roi

play by Alfred Jarry

author: Alfred Jarry

1896

Ubu enchaîné

literary work

author: Alfred Jarry

L'Amour absolu

roman van Alfred Jarry

author: Alfred Jarry

1899

Supermale

romanzo scritto da Alfred Jarry

author: Alfred Jarry

1902

Io e le sue vacche

short story by Alfred Jarry

author: Alfred Jarry

1894

Caesar Antichrist

play written by Alfred Jarry

author: Alfred Jarry

Ubu roi

author: Alfred Jarry

2000

The supermale

author: Alfred Jarry

articles

1

Spéculations (La Revue Blanche)/15 février 1901 ( 1901 )

article du 15 février 1901 paru dans La Revue blanche

author: Alfred Jarry

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